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Aug
23
2013

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

Tropical depression Pewa (01C) remains active in the western Pacific Ocean…located approximately 458 NM north-northeast of Wake Island (sustained winds of 30 knots…with gusts near 40 knots)

Tropical storm Ivo (09E) remains active in the eastern Pacific Ocean…located approximately 330 NM south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (sustained winds of 35 knots…with gusts near 45 knots)

West Pacific

Tropical depression Pewa (01C) remains active in the western Pacific…located approximately 458 NM north-northeast of Wake Island. Pewa was reduced to a tropical depression this morning, as satellite imagery showed vertical wind shear over this system, had pushed Pewa’s precipitation away from the storm’s center.

This morning at 1500 UTC,  tropical depression Pewa’s maximum sustained winds had fallen to 30 knots (35 mph). TD Pewa is moving to the northeast at 4 knots (5mph). Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) expect Pewa to turn back to the northwest and continue on a northerly track over open ocean.

The JTWC also notes that Pewa is expected to struggle over the next several days, is it moves in a northerly direction…bringing it over progressively cooler sea surface temperatures. There are no land areas or islands in the projected path of Pewa.

Here’s a current NOAA satellite image of tropical depression Pewa.

 

Eastern Pacific

Tropical storm Ivo (09E) remains active in the eastern Pacific, located about 330 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

At 1500 UTC this morning, TS Ivo’s maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (46 mph). The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is calling for a slow strengthening during the next 24 to 36 hours. Ivo is moving toward the north near 6 mph (7 mph), and is expected to shift its track slightly to the north-northwest.

TS Ivo is quite a large tropical storm…with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 175 miles from the center.

The southern portion of Baja California, Mexico is expected to feel the effects of TS Ivo as it passes just offshore to the west. Ivo is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with possible flash flooding over land. Ivo is also expected to produce dangerous surf and swells along the southern peninsula coast today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday – August 23-24th).

Here’s a NOAA satellite image of this tropical storm…along with a looping satellite picture.

Eastern North Pacific

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC…EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE:

Tropical Cyclone Ivo (09E)

NHC textual forecast advisory
NHC graphical track map
NOAA – satellite image
Pacific Disaster Center’s Global Hazards Atlas

NHC graphical Tropical Weather Outlook Map

Eastern Pacific Satellite Image

Central North Pacific

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU, HAWAII

FOR THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC…BETWEEN 140W AND 180:

There are no current tropical cyclones

No tropical cyclones are expected during the next 48 hours.

CPHC Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Latest Central Pacific Satellite Image

Western North Pacific

Tropical Cyclone Pewa (01C

JTWC textual forecast advisory
JTWC graphical track map
NOAA – satellite image
Pacific Disaster Center’s Global Hazards Atlas

Satellite image of this area

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area